Justice Dept. Backs Second Amendment's Individual Right to Bear Arms
Finally, the Justice Department and TalkLeft agree on something: That the Second Amendment conveys an individual right to keep and bear arms. This is the conclusion reached in a 93 page report written by DOJ's Office of Legal Counsel that was written last August but only released this past week. From the report itself:
The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides:
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
The report examined the three principal views of the Amendment: The individual view, collective view and an intermediate one:
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